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Spoken Word Competition

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Delve into the depths of creativity with Radio Hawke’s Bay’s Spoken Word Competition.

In celebration of World Ocean Day and in alignment with the United Nations' theme "Catalyzing Action for Our Ocean & Climate," Radio Hawke's Bay invites you to unleash your inner poet, rapper, storyteller, orator, or wordsmith.

Craft a piece of spoken word inspired by our oceans and the climate. From poems to prose, raps to speeches, let your creativity flow. Consider the performance of the piece and the impact you wish to have on your audience both audibly and visually. All entries will be recorded for air/podcast on Radio Hawke’s Bay and category winners will present their mahi at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier on World Ocean Day Saturday 8 June.

Categories & Age Groups

  • Group Presentation (Up to 4 persons)
  • Individual Presentation

Age Groups

  • Intermediate (11 – 12 years)
  • High School (13 – 18 years)
  • Taiohi (19 – 24 years)

Performance Guidelines
Your presentation should be between 2 to 3 minutes, captivating hearts and minds with your eloquence.

Entry Requirements
Email Natalie at Radio Hawke's Bay to register, receive an entry form and media release. Participants under 18 must also provide signed permission from a parent or guardian.  Entries close 8 May 2024.
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Amplify the call for ocean conservation and climate action through the power of spoken word and get involved.


Please note, this competition is managed and run by Radio Hawke’s Bay.

16 April 2024

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Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm


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